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Karlin
27th June 2005, 06:21 PM
I have a tri coming to stay with me, he's 5-ish and not yet neutered icon_yikes so himself will be heading in for snips asap. I want to check out his personality a bit before decided what happens next. He's been with the same family for his whole life so he's not coming from an unknown rescue situation but needed rehoming for circumstances that were understandable, two very small kids that a grandmother looks after were tormenting him, not intentionally but the grandmother was finding it hard to cope with her sudden return to daycare for daughter's kids plus the dog, who is shy around kids (as are mine). He's apparently fine with cats so I should be able to foster him for the time being; he does have a prospective home lined up after that. Should be fun; will get a pic once things have settled down! My two love having a companion so that I hope will bring him out of his shell.

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Andrea&Diva┬┤s mom
27th June 2005, 08:33 PM
great news :D good luck with him, I hope it won't be any trouble ;)

Karlin
28th June 2005, 01:16 AM
Poor man, his ears had at LEAST 7 inches of felted mats hanging off the ends, some divided into two or three separate mats!! icon_yikes Also he's been shorn but I don't think ever brushed; I took out clumps and clumps and clumps of dead hair even on his short coat. He looks much better now and I hope feels better. He's pooped out in a dog bed at my feet. Just waiting to find a home where he can be a real cavalier... :D

Maxxs_Mummy
28th June 2005, 10:07 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I so wish he was nearer to me - I'd come and get him from you :)

I'm sure that someone will soon give this poor ickle baby the loving and caring home that he deserves.

I've just looked at Maxx's ears and thought 'Oh yuk' but I haven't brushed him for two days as he's off to the grooming parlour this morning :D

Last time I took him, he'd had sore ears and wouldn't let me brush them for a couple of days. I was soooooooooooooo apologetic to his groomer and said I was ashamed of his ears - she just laughed and afterwards said she'd only found one tiny little knot - normally when she gets Cavaliers in their ears too are full of mats and knots and all horrible. Why do people let their babies get like it? I just don't understand it. It only takes a few minutes each day & a bit longer once a week to keep them in tip top condition & Maxx has carpet coat so he takes longer than most!!!!



Donna & a very excited Maxx ! :D

Karlin
28th June 2005, 02:20 PM
Here's Ricky!

http://photos17.flickr.com/22130739_131cd2c3ff_m.jpg

http://photos16.flickr.com/22130738_66ab480fea_m.jpg

Cathy T
28th June 2005, 04:01 PM
He's so cute Karlin.

Donna, I know what you are saying about the ears! Shelby's ears get horrible knots because her hair is so fine. But, luckily she enjoys being combed and happily submits to it. I usually comb both the pups every other day and then the knots aren't so bad. Also keeping them clean helps. When they are dirty the mats get worse and are harder to comb out.

Jen
28th June 2005, 04:46 PM
Oh he's cute!! How are your boys with him?

rory
28th June 2005, 04:58 PM
What a doll!! He looks like he's got a great Cav personality. Not bringing him back to the states for your parents??

BTW - how is the move going? House-hunting still? (sorry to change the subject)

Karlin
28th June 2005, 05:12 PM
In general he is great with other dogs but as often happens with rescues he's a bit needy and a bit jealous of me so there's a little growling at times in the house. My main problem is trying to manage him along with 5 kittens upstairs (two are long-haired and like little teddy bears, so cute!). At the moment I have in total 9 cats and 3 dogs in the house!! icon_yikes I can't let him off lead in the house with my cats so I will be happy to have him move along to his forever home. Fostering dogs is difficult without a yard/garden and with an open-plan house with few doors -- also with one room full of kittens. :lol:

My parents are really interested in a blenheim so I am keeping my eyes open for just the right one. This guy is very nice though; might give him a bath later on. I will have him through Friday unless his new home gets sorted before then. Walking three is a bit of a production too esp. as I lost a big toenail in a misshap Saturday evening so am limping around and trying to keep dogs from going anywhere remotely close to that toe!!

Never a dull moment around here, anyway... :roll:

Rory I posted on the house thread just the other day -- I'll be over in two weeks and will do a day or two of househunting in Sac; if I come up for a second day on my own for Sac/Davis I'll contact you and maybe we can meet! With my mom with me however I won't as she tires easily and just the whole thing of going up to look at houses will be a long day for her.

Cathy T
28th June 2005, 06:54 PM
Karlin - your busy lifestyle never ceases to amaze me!!

Maxxs_Mummy
28th June 2005, 07:31 PM
Oh he is just delicious and look at that smile :D {{{{{{{{Karlin}}}}}}}} Hope your toe gets better soon. I bet you're finding keeping dogs away is a mission in itself?

I broke two of my toes a while back and guess where Maxx wanted to lie????

Karlin
28th June 2005, 07:55 PM
On top of it all just got a call that a 12 year old female cav has been surrendered to the pound meaning she has at most 24 hrs, she is totally fit and healthy just someone looking for a free way to pts their dog... :x icon_crying

Think she is getting sorted; I posted to our animal welfare board and a UK group that rehomes oldies has said they'll take her, so now just need a foster. I might end up with her in the house too as a result, hopefully not for longer than 24 hours!! Boy I need a house with a yard and a third bedroom... I'll go get her on my bicycle tomorrow if needed.

Maxxs_Mummy
29th June 2005, 10:52 AM
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Karlin}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I think what you are doing is so wonderful. Thank you on behalf of all the little darlings that you help, as they can't speak for themselves.

I'm sure that your own babies know why you bring these babies home and are proud of your for doing so too :)

Karlin
29th June 2005, 12:25 PM
This fellow is still looking for a home, if anyone in Ireland or the UK is interested, as the prospective home doesn't seem to have materialised... UK people need to be known to me/to others in rescue networks so they can be homechecked; drop me a PM if interested!

Nicki
29th June 2005, 05:47 PM
He looks a sweet boy, full of character icon_heartthrob

Poor wee fellow, sounds like he was in a right mess :( It only takes a few minutes to keep their coat under control, iif you do it regularly - I can't understand people not bothering. Part of the joy of having a Cavalier is making them look their best.

Sorry to hear about the toe Karlin, that sounds painful. You really do have a full life again at the moment then!
((((Hugs))), love and strength coming your way.

Hope you find a home for this little guy soon - Donna he'd be a great friend for Maxx??? :)

Karlin
29th June 2005, 07:41 PM
Some options have opened up here; waiting to hear from the first person and if that doesn't come through, then am working with another person who frequently rehomes cavaliers and she has a couple of potential homes. Phew! She had been away. I'd like for him to go locally rather than have to do a cross-channel trip.

Maxxs_Mummy
1st July 2005, 11:53 AM
Oh Karlin, i so hope that this little angel gets the loving home he deserves. I've been working on my hubby and boys to let me have him or another but so far they are not budging :cry:

Nicki
1st July 2005, 01:19 PM
:cry: :cry: for you Donna - tell them that Cavaliers definitely need company :)

Paws and fingers crossed that this wee fellow will soon find a loving home

Karlin
1st July 2005, 02:09 PM
Oh Donna sure wish they would! He is booked to go to a UK rescue who will make sure he gets a very good home. At the moment he is very stressed as he is getting moved around quite a bit. Poor little man needs to be in his forever home asap. For some reason nothing has worked in Ireland; I'd thought there would be queues for him.

Nicki
1st July 2005, 04:32 PM
That's a shame Karlin - I can't understand it, he's gorgeous.

I'm sure there will be a loving forever home for him somewhere - maybe it's an extra special one and that's why he's having to wait :?

Have you tried giving him some Rescue Remedy? - may make him feel a bit better, it certainly works for me! 1 or 2 drops in his mouth, or 4 in the water bowl - it won't hurt the other furries.

Nicki
1st July 2005, 04:36 PM
On top of it all just got a call that a 12 year old female cav has been surrendered to the pound meaning she has at most 24 hrs, she is totally fit and healthy just someone looking for a free way to pts their dog... :x icon_crying

Think she is getting sorted; I posted to our animal welfare board and a UK group that rehomes oldies has said they'll take her, so now just need a foster. I might end up with her in the house too as a result, hopefully not for longer than 24 hours!! Boy I need a house with a yard and a third bedroom... I'll go get her on my bicycle tomorrow if needed.

Sorry I'd missed this - is she ok? Why on earth were they dumping her to have her PTS if she's well icon_yikes icon_furious

Karlin
2nd July 2005, 12:47 AM
Ricky is safely off to his new life... icon_banana Thanks to TKC on the board who helped enormously with him.

The 12 yr old turns out to be a male and almost didn't get out due to a situation that made me really angry but which should all be sorted now. I am still waiting confirmation that he *is* out by the person who was to transport him this afternoon, but he has the offer of a wonderful home in the UK with a retired vet nurse who has taken on previous older dogs.

Yes Nicki apparently the owners decided to get rid of him and another dog and at his age, except for rescue groups intervening, he would be pts by now. Can you imagine doing that to a 12 year old healthy cavalier -- I feel cavalier oldies should be revered for their longevity as the Japanese revere the elderly! I SO wish mine will see 12..

Cathy T
2nd July 2005, 01:24 AM
Can you imagine doing that to a 12 year old healthy cavalier -- I feel cavalier oldies should be revered for their longevity as the Japanese revere the elderly! I SO wish mine will see 12..

Right on Karlin!! Couldn't agree with you more. Should either of mine live to 12 they will live like royaly. Like they don't already! :? I would be incredibly grateful should either of mine live that long...and be healthy! What a true blessing.

Nicki
2nd July 2005, 04:40 PM
Ricky is safely off to his new life... icon_banana Thanks to TKC on the board who helped enormously with him.

That's fantastic news, well done Karlin and TKC icon_banana :D




The 12 yr old turns out to be a male and almost didn't get out due to a situation that made me really angry but which should all be sorted now. I am still waiting confirmation that he *is* out by the person who was to transport him this afternoon, but he has the offer of a wonderful home in the UK with a retired vet nurse who has taken on previous older dogs.

Oh this sounds a nightmare, I really hope the little guy is ok - please keep us posted. I know you've done everything you can, it's so hard and frustrating when it's out of your control.


Yes Nicki apparently the owners decided to get rid of him and another dog and at his age, except for rescue groups intervening, he would be pts by now. Can you imagine doing that to a 12 year old healthy cavalier -- I feel cavalier oldies should be revered for their longevity as the Japanese revere the elderly! I SO wish mine will see 12..

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I will be over the moon if mine get to 12 - they were SO lucky to have a healthy Cavalier, these people just made me so mad icon_angry

Maxxs_Mummy
2nd July 2005, 05:27 PM
Oh sheesh I am in tears here just thinking how anyone can just dump a 12yr old baby :cry:

I have printed off pics of Ricky and also of the two little angels that Mary posted about on Yahoo site. I just plonked myself down by hubby and said 'Which one shall we have then - or shall we have them all?'

He in response, furrowed his brow at me and said 'Hmmmmmmm, I don't know because we'll probably end up having the same problems all over again the we had with Holly :cry: '

He just won't listen to me that it was a one off and bad luck that Holly kept attacking Maxx. Maxx loves ALL other Cavaliers and most other dogs too. Will get the youngest working on him when he gets home....

Maxxs_Mummy
2nd July 2005, 05:35 PM
Update.... I think he's wearing down - Karlin, where is Ricky going to be in UK?

I really, really, really want to bring all these babies here and love them as they should be loved. I have the whole summer home from college now too & if I do go back in September it is only part time, a few hrs a day 2 or 3 days a week and the rest is done at home - ideal!!!!

Cathy T
3rd July 2005, 12:59 AM
He just won't listen to me that it was a one off and bad luck that Holly kept attacking Maxx. Maxx loves ALL other Cavaliers and most other dogs too. Will get the youngest working on him when he gets home....

Jake and Shelby got along wonderfully from the very start. He wasn't wild about her because she was so active but he was never harmful to her. Within a couple of weeks he had accepted that he now had a shadow. Your incident with Holly was definitely out of the norm. How wonderful for you to have the whole summer to get Maxx familiar with a new friend. Tell your hubby I vote YES!!

By the way, how old is Maxx? I'm sure you've said...I've just forgotten.

Karlin
4th July 2005, 01:08 AM
I just got word that the 12 year old fellow is out and into foster. His name is Dino and here's a picture of him -- apparently he is still intact and rather well endowed! :lol:

http://photos18.flickr.com/23360143_9512ba807f.jpg

The fosterer says he is very agile for his age and is particularly interested in getting into laps or onto sofas. Therefore he is definitely a cavalier... :lol:

Donna I'm not sure where Ricky went geographically in the UK-- to a rescue that works closely with TKC -- all their dogs are kept indoors and not in kennels, and homes are very carefully vetted. They always have many offers of homes for cavaliers and take time to assess each dog and its needs. I had a long talk with one of the women there this morning as they wanted as much background as I could provide on Ricky. He's been a bit anxious, understandbly as he has been in four homes in a week and then had a ferry voyage. However now he is getting planty of love and attention; he's off to the groomers for a proper bath and to get some mats taken out (the ones I didn't get to, I did his ears and gave him a good brushing but Fiona at the rescue says his coat looks like he'd been kept as an outdoor dog).

He'd clearly never been allowed on sofas or beds as he wouldn;t even try to get up on them with my fellows while at my place and Fiona remarked that she found this *very unusual* in a cavalier :) so I hope now he will learn how comfy a sofa and soft dog beds can be.

Nicki
4th July 2005, 08:22 AM
Thank goodness that Dino is safe, Karlin. He looks amazing for 12, hasn't lost his colouring at all :) Obviously 100% Cavalier too :)

Unless there are good reasons to neuter, then I don't think it's such a big issue with male Cavaliers {obviously only if they're in responsible homes so they are not going to be breeding}. If they do develop testicular cancer, then it is not the type of cancer that spreads - they can be neutered at that point.

I guess in rescue it's usual for all dogs to be neutered though - and also in the USA it seems to be done as a matter of course.

Glad that Ricky is ok too - I bet you're missing him! TedBear didn't jump up onto furniture to start with - as he'd been kept outside - but he learnt very quickly :lol: :lol:

Maxxs_Mummy
4th July 2005, 08:48 AM
I'm sorry but I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can keep Cavaliers outside!

Maxx knew how to jump on the sofa before we got him at 13 weeks LOL - he now thinks that anywhere he parks his bum is his! Saying that, since he's been poorly he tends to lie on the floor right next to me :cry:

We do pick him up and put him on the sofa or the beds though, suppose we're a bad, bad family ;)

Karlin, I thought Ricky had actually gone to a new home, not a rescue. I hope he finds his forever home soon, I am having a terrible job convincing my hubby that me and Maxx really do need more paws running around!

Poor Dino too, I can't imagine anyone wanting to get rid of a 12yr old - I will be so glad if Maxx gets to 12. Dino looks a gorgeous old man, lets hope he soon finds a new mummy and/or daddy to take him home and spoil him rotten in his latter years.

Lindee
14th July 2005, 04:28 AM
Wow, I wasjust reading through this thread. Karlin, what wonderful work you do and how satisfying it must be!
I was also feeling grateful that I have no hubby to consult(LOL) and can have as many dogs as I want!

Karlin
14th July 2005, 05:27 AM
Ricky went to a rescue but there were already 5 homes already approved, wanting him. They will not place a dog until they have had a chance to assess him or her themselves hence they would not send any dog straight to a new home. They wanted a full background on the dog or as much as I could provide hence the long call to the UK. :) I am sure he is in his new home by now.

I think for Dino the concern was more from the woman who was first to foster him; she has two unspayed bitches (cavaliers) and wouldn't take him 'til he was nuetered' but of course there was no intention of neutering the old man so he went into foster elsewhere. He has to get his vax and wait for that to take hold before he can be sent to his new home in the UK.

Another blenheim boy looking for a home as well but I am out in California and not helping with this one!

Maxxs_Mummy
15th July 2005, 12:57 PM
I was also feeling grateful that I have no hubby to consult(LOL) and can have as many dogs as I want!

LOL Lindee, they're not all bad you know - they come in handy for DIY and stuff :lol:

I will win my battle for another baby though - and he knows it ;)